UAE provides 46mt of food, medical supplies to Aid effort in Tigray

ADDIS ABABA – The government of UAE has donated 46 metric tons of food and medical supplies to Ethiopia in support of the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region.

Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Peace, Ahmed Seid received the donation at Bole International Airport.

The Chief of Staff highlighted that the support will be used to assist and rehabilitate those who have lost their homes following the law enforcement process in the northern part of the country.

Mohamed Salem Al Rashedi, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, said the latest assistance “is part of the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership to provide humanitarian and development assistance to brotherly and friendly peoples”.

‏”The UAE is working to support the humanitarian and development situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which is suffering from the impact of war and the spread of COVID-19,” the ambassador told WAM.

‏The UAE has pledged 5 million US dollars to support displaced people on the Ethiopian-Sudanese border in cooperation with the World Food Program and other international organizations.

Furthermore, it has sent six aircraft carrying nearly 300 metric tons of relief supplies through the International Humanitarian City in Dubai and its international partners.